Naoyuki Shimizu

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Naoyuki Shimizu
Naoyuki Shimizu on May 5, 2010.jpg
Pitcher
Born: (1975-11-24) November 24, 1975 (age 39)
Kyoto, Japan
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Professional debut
April 1, 2000 for the Chiba Lotte Marines
Teams
Olympic medal record
Men's Baseball
Bronze medal – third place Athens 2004 Team Competition
World Baseball Classic
Gold medal – first place 2006 San Diego Team Competition

Naoyuki Shimizu (清水 直行 Shimizu Naoyuki?, born November 24, 1975) is a professional baseball player from Kyoto, Japan. He is a starting pitcher for the Yokohama DeNA BayStars.

He attended Hōtoku Gakuen High School.[1] He joined the Japanese Olympic baseball team for the 2004 Summer Olympics, and won a bronze medal.[2] He also played with the Japanese national team in the 2006 World Baseball Classic.[3] Tragedy struck in January 2008 when Shimizu's wife died.[citation needed]

After ten seasons with the Chiba Lotte Marines from 2000 to 2009, Shimizu became a free agent and signed with the Yokohama BayStars. His career numbers with the Marines were 93 wins against 85 losses, with a career 4.02 ERA, tossing 38 complete games and nine shutouts.

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  2. ^ "Naoyuki Shimizu Biography and Statistics". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  3. ^ "World Baseball Classic: Japan". MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 

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